I grew up in Busan, South Korea. My parents said I liked cars since I was 3 years old.
One day I disappeared. My parents were shocked and tried to find me but they couldn’t. Next morning, when one of the cars in my apartment left to work, I was found under the car surprisingly. When security brought me to my parents, I smiled and said to them that I was curious about the bottom of the car and looked at it all night. Thankfully they didn’t punish me, but helped me to understand cars better instead.
Thanks to my parents' support, I like every aspect of cars. And that has led to me to draw cars at school and race them at the track. Those might seem like different activities, but to me they are not separated. Since I have a racing background, it really helps me when I design. I know exactly how a car works, and utilizing this knowledge helps me to create more advanced and sophisticated design.
To me a car designer needs to be an artist and an engineer at the same time. I always try to achieve design that actually improves the car visually and functionally. With this in mind, I am excited by projects that prove my goal. I am the balanced see-saw between inspired ideas and practical solutions.